American Legion marks 100 years

Dozens of people, including veterans from Baldwin, Freeport and surrounding communities, gathered in William J. Martin Park in Freeport last Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the …

‘Getting green for going green’

The Town of Hempstead has replaced hundreds of incandescent and high-pressure sodium vapor lighting fixtures with LED lights in Baldwin Park, which is expected to save energy as well as money for …

Officials call for state audit of Town of Hempstead Building Department

Disagreements within the Hempstead Town council on how to effectively revitalize the town’s troubled Building Department — a subject of myriad complaints from residents — came to a standstill when the Republican majority shot down Supervisor Laura Gillen’s proposed audit from an outside consultant in July. Gillen, renewing a hard-line stance, stood with State Sen. John Brooks on Monday as they called on the Department of State to audit the Building Department.

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State announces $10M grant for Baldwin downtown

Baldwin will receive a $10 million grant to revitalize its downtown area, that officials said has seen empty storefronts and vacant businesses for almost two decades. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced …

Baldwinites protest gun violence

Standing on the sidewalk at a busy intersection, Baldwinite Justin Williams held up a cardboard sign to protest gun violence last week as people drove by and honked or gave him a thumbs-up. …

Hundreds attend Cardboard Boat Race in Baldwin

Hundreds of people made their way to Milburn Creek last Sunday for the 21st annual Cardboard Boat Race. Sponsored by the Baldwin Fire Department and Sanitary District No. 2, the annual event …

Guest Column

I remember Joe DiMaggio, and another Joe, too

This is part two of a four-part series. It was exhilarating growing up on Long Island in the late thirties — yes, the 1930s. The Yankee Clipper — Joe DiMaggio, to the uninitiated — was …